Lannie Mac Thomas (79) of Leesburg, FL passed away at Cornerstone Hospice of Sumter County October 13, 2021. Lannie was born in Fulton, KY on December 12, 1941. He was raised in South Fulton, TN. Lannie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sue Thomas; his children: Shawn Thomas (India), Kami Suggs (Brad) and Kirk Rouse (Holly); 9 grandchildren: Emily Givens Belloni, Sky Thomas, Max Givens, Dakota Thomas, Hannah Rouse, Allyson Suggs, Haley Rouse, Hope Rouse and Tristin Thomas: 3 ½ great grandchildren: Chaston Smith, Camilla Givens, Colt Johnson and one on the way. Lannie is also survived by 1 brother, Dickie Thomas and 2 sisters: Nina K. Mitchell and Martha Lynn Thomas. He was also blessed with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lannie was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Mike and Dale Thomas.
After graduating from South Fulton, TN High School in 1959 Lannie moved to Memphis, TN and entered a career in sales. He was very successful in sales and won several awards for his work. He remained in sales all his life and after he married Sue in 1979, moved to Tavares, FL. In the early 80’s Lannie and Sue bought Leesburg Concrete Co. and moved to Fruitland Park, FL to be closer to the business they were intent on growing. Leesburg Concrete Co. remains a family business today located on Thomas Ave. in Leesburg, FL.
Since his early years as a young boy Lannie enjoyed his hobby of working with and riding horses. Sue often liked to describe his free time as “horsing around time”. Yep if he was breathing he was horsing around. Lannie has been very successful as a business owner and will be remembered as a Christian man, a member of Morrison United Methodist Church, a wonderful boss, and his generosity and willingness to help others.
The Memorial Service for Lannie M. Thomas was held on Saturday October 16, 2021.
In lieu of flowers please honor Lannie by making a donation to Morrison United Methodist Church, 1005 W. Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748 and designate for the Student Scholarship Fund. In this manner Lannie can continue to honor the young students by helping them continue their education.